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How Does Growing Up With A Single Parent Affect The Child

Interview With My sister About Her Experience Growing Up With A Single Parent

Overview: I interveiwed my sister about what is was like for her to grow up with a single parent. I asked her these questionsHow did growing up with one parent affect your social life?How did it affect your emotions?What do you feel like you missed out on?How did it shape you as a person?

Role in Conversation: This interview is a good way to see what it's like from their point of view and how it affected their life as a child and what she had to grow through.

Key Ideas: - She felt like she missed out on a lot of social activities because she had to start working at age 15- She was responsible for her own expenses including her car, clothes, and activites - Avery struggled a lot with anxiety/ worry about a sibling or family member passing- Avery felt like she missed out on family outings, when she saw her friends with both parents together - Often compared her family to others and what she is missing in her life

What I learned from growing up with a single parentTaylor Markman2017

Overview:Taylor Markman talks about what her childhood was like growing up with one parent. She says how a lot of her childhood was spent with other family members and by herself. Her mom worked long hours and Taylor would have to take resposibility of her life early.

Key Ideas:- Taylor Markman matured faster then other kids her age due to her having more responsibility- “Since my mother couldn't always be there, the people who did do the usual parental activities with me were my aunt and my grandfather” - "Since your parent is often away from home and working, you have to grow up a little bit faster than your peers"- became more mature more quickly and learned things about the world and about growing up that my peers didn't learn until much later

Role In Conversation: The author portrayed how she felt growing up and what is was like realzing how much her mom did for her and that they both had to put work in to complete their life


Child Well-Being in single Parent Families Annie E. Casey FoundationUpdated June 2023

Overview:In this article the Annie E. Casey foundation talks about how single parent families lead to kids with mental health issues, have a lower graduation rate and lack the financial staility than a household with two parents.

Key Ideas:- "Com­pared to kids in mar­ried-par­ent house­holds, chil­dren in sin­gle-par­ent fam­i­lies are more like­ly to expe­ri­ence poor out­comes"- "Chil­dren in pover­ty are more like­ly to have phys­i­cal, men­tal and behav­ioral health prob­lems, dis­rupt­ed brain devel­op­ment, short­er edu­ca­tion­al tra­jec­to­ries, con­tact with the child wel­fare and jus­tice sys­tems, employ­ment chal­lenges in adult­hood and more"- "Sin­gle par­ents may strug­gle to cov­er their family’s basic needs, includ­ing food, util­i­ties, hous­ing, child care, cloth­ing and trans­porta­tion"- "ACEs can cause ​“tox­ic stress,” which can lead to last­ing, dele­te­ri­ous dis­rup­tions in a child’s phys­i­cal and men­tal health, edu­ca­tion and oth­er life outcomes"

Role In Conversation: This source teaches the reader about the mental problems, financial problems, educational problems and all around well-being of the single parent house hold children become accustomed to growing up

https://www.aecf.org/blog/child-well-being-in-single-parent-families#:~:”text=While%20 most%20children%20in%20 single,peers%20refused%20by%20 married%20 parents.

How does single parenting affect a child?Medical reviewer: Dan Brennan

Overview:This article writting by Doctor: Dan Brennan expresses the mental affects of parents growing up with a single parent. Dan Brennan talks about the physcological affect, developmental problems, economic distress and the positive outcomes of single parenting homes.

Key Ideas:- "They tend to get lower grades, and their dropout rate is higher than their counterparts from two-parent families"- "Single-parent families are more likely to experience financial problems because they only have one earner. Single-parent children can feel frightened, stressed, and frustrated by the difference between their lives and their friends'"- "Children of single parents are more prone to various psychiatric illnesses, alcohol abuse, and suicide attempts than children from homes with two parents"- Single parent children are more likely to build stronger relationships with their parent due to having to share responsibilites/ tasks together and they both have to work together to create a happy childhood. - "Children from a single-parent family are much more likely to be accustomed to handling responsibilities and contributing to family operations."

Role In Conversation: This source talks about both sides positive and negative affects on the children growing up. It talks about the main situations the children can face throughout their childhood.


Growing up with a single mother and life of satisfaction in adulthoodDavid Ricther and Sakari lemola 2017

Overview:In this study David Ricther and Sakari Lemola did a study on wether if people were happy in adulthood after being raised in a single mother house hold. They talk about the satisfaction on adulthood with the variable on childhood experiences and what their pre adulthood life was like and if it led to them being happy or not.

Key Ideas:- "Individuals who grew up with a single mother for their entire childhood and to a lesser degree also individuals who experienced parental separation showed a small but persistent decrease in life satisfaction into old age.."-"children in single-mother households are more likely to suffer from less effective guardianship and a higher likelihood of family distress and conflicts"- "respondents reared by a single mother for between 1 and 14 years or for the entire first 15 years of their lives reported significantly lower general life satisfaction than the group reared by both parent"- "Participants who spent their first 15 years with a single mother further showed a lower degree of social integration during adulthood, including a smaller number of friends and fewer visits to/from family as well as less success in romantic relationships, including a lower probability of living with a partner and a higher probability of having been divorced"-

Role In Conversation: In this study they did an analysis on peoples satisfaction in life while growing up with a single parent childhood versus a two parent childhood.